The same fallacy that makes people think it’s the government’s job to create jobs, is the same fallacy that makes people think it’s God’s job to help starving kids in Africa. People spend so much time focusing and worrying about things they can’t control, that they don’t realize what they can control – themselves. It’s pretty explicit in the Bible that “God helps those who help themselves” – yet people continually allow external influences to shape how they feel. Someone calls you fat, so you get upset. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You have the choice between whatever the world throws your way and how you feel. Likewise, people need to recognize that it’s the government’s job to create an environment CONDUCIVE to creating jobs, but it won’t create a job for you. The natural laws from the creator of this universe beg us to better ourselves, shows us that if one of us suffers, we all suffer, allows us if WE take the initiative, WE can help starving kids in Africa. Government and God should not be Santa Claus, to whom we pitifully plead to solve our problems, they simply create the conditions in which we CAN be our best.
As an aside, modern Christianity preaches a pitiful doctrine – “you’re a sinner, you can’t help it, you need a savior because you’re not good enough to be good on your own” – this was NOT Jesus/Isa’s message – Turn the other cheek, for example, doesn’t mean be a wuss, it means what I said earlier, that between what the world throws your way, and how you react YOU have the choice. Jesus preached Wisdom (to remain in control over one’s emotions), reason(to seek truth, even if they put you to death for it [as did Socrates] and virtue(how much more obvious could it be? A man who rose above worldly temptation, metaphorically representing human enlightenment above the “flesh” – our animal desires – as a means for salvation (fulfillment)). I’m sorry for the rant against modern Christianity, it’s just that the PERCEPTION people have about everything – Religion, God, Politics, Relationships, even THEMSELVES – is just fallacious. The question becomes, “how do we change perception?”
- Aman John